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1 June 2008 The OECD Accession Process: Review of Statistics and Statistical Systems

2 September The Accession Process 2. The Statistical Accession Process 3. The Role of Committee on Statistics Overview

3 September Nov. 2007: OECD Council approved Roadmaps for Accession of [5 countries] to OECD Convention – Israel, Chile, Estonia, Slovenia, Russia Reflects the OECD Mandate as a hub for discussion of global issues Ministerial Council will base decisions on: – Initial Memorandum: a country’s position with respect to each OECD Legal Instrument – Advice by OECD Committees on specific subjects Aim is to ensure coherence of policies and practices of the A5 with those of existing members The Accession Process

4 September Candidate Countries named official Coordinators OECD Process managed by DSG Thelma Askey Most have completed the Initial Memorandum Committees, and supporting OECD Secretariats, now examining statements and documentation Committees to develop reports & recommendations Council will take final decision The Accession Process Status

5 September No Legal Instruments pertaining to Statistics But the OECD strategy included Statistics and Statistical Systems in the first round reviews Statistics are fundamental. Statistics underpin all the critical Policy Areas Committee on Statistics (CSTAT) will conduct a review and provide a recommendation to the SG Two experts from OECD Countries to participate in Final Review of each Accession Candidate The Statistical Accession Process

6 September A three-tiered review The Role of CSTAT Legal and institutional framework Quality of available data ….in all domains Quality of available data ….in all domains Integration into data reporting systems

7 September Statistical Reviews: Milestones & Dates

8 A complication: OECD Statistics are decentralised Statistics Directorate Main macro statistics & Indicators National Accounts, Trade, Business Statistics Directorate Main macro statistics & Indicators National Accounts, Trade, Business Directorate for Science, Technology & Industry R&D Innovation Industry Statistics Directorate for Science, Technology & Industry R&D Innovation Industry Statistics Environment Directorate Environmental data Environment Directorate Environmental data Economics Department Derived data and special statistics, e.g., product market regulation data Economics Department Derived data and special statistics, e.g., product market regulation data Economic Policy Committee Science & Technology Policy Committee EPOC CSTAT … …

9 September Statistics Coordinators in all Candidate Countries Please keep them informed on Statistical matters Statistics Coordination Team in STD – Tim Davis – Olivier Brunet OECD Directorates make direct contact with subject matter specialists in various agencies Most are making serious efforts to keep STD and the A5 Statistics Coordinators well informed A5 Coordinators keeping the OECD well informed!! The STD Co-ordination Role

10 September Estonia Meelis Somelar, Israel Olivia Blum, Chile Veronica Oxman, Russia Serguei Egorenko, Slovenia Andreja Hocevar, A5 Statistics Co-ordinators

11 September Key coordination tools: – The Statistical Requirements Paper and – The Accession Statistics Website The Website allows the A5 statistics coordinators and their partners access to data, meta-data, questionnaires and status reports. All key contacts and coordinates are listed there The OECD has also provided open access to SourceOECD for all A5 Statistics Coordinators The STD Co-ordination Role

12 September Headed by Consultant: Denis Ward Collected detailed information from Israel and from international sources Summaries and follow-up questions to countries Largely complete but some gaps remain Summary report and assessment in October 08 Review by Israel and by 2 experts from OECD countries Integration into overall Report for CSTAT Legal and Institutional Framework

13 September Included STD and non STD data items Separate teams for different areas/different times All sides work to avoid overlap or duplication Data Quality Reviews

14 September National Accounts: – Coverage, Compliance, Exhaustiveness – Quality of Price and Volume Measures Business Statistics Financial Statistics International Trade A Variety of ‘Main Economic Indicators’ Reviews to include: Coverage and Compliance STD’s Subject Areas

15 September Education Employment, Labour, Social Affairs (Health) Environment Public Governance and Territorial Development International Finance and Investment Pension and Insurance Science, Technology and Industry Tax Policy Trade and Agriculture Non- STD Subject Areas

16 September rd component of Statistical Accession Reviews Work to commence in fall of 2008 Mechanics of Data Delivery and Integration into OECD Systems

17 September Note: these will be filled in as required for specific meetings. Detailed Activities, Deadlines and Status by Program Area


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